JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial
Grade 2, Cheltenham 12:40
£30,000 added,
3yo only,
2m 87y, Class 1  
Saturday 18th November 2017

Philip Hobbs expects to learn more about Gumball's capabilities when he contests the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham.

The Terry Warner-owned three-year-old has been hugely impressive in two appearances in Britain, bolting up at Stratford before following up in style at Chepstow.

He is the general 12-1 favourite for the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham in March and is set to gain experience of the track on November 18.

Hobbs said: "He is hopefully a nice horse, but we will see when we have some stronger opposition at Cheltenham in the Grade Two juvenile. 

"We will see what happens at Cheltenham first before we make any other plans."

JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial
(Registered As The Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle) (Grade 2)
£30,000 added, 3yo only, 2m 87y, Class 1
6 runners
Going: Good to Soft

No Form Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age
1 313 Apparition (IRE) 14 10-12 J J Slevin Joseph P O'Brien 3
2 51 Eh Georges (FR) 50 10-12 t1 Felix de Giles E Clayeux 3
3 1-31 Eragon De Chanay (FR) 28 10-12 Joshua Moore G L Moore 3
4 3-11 Gumball (FR) 34 10-12 R Johnson P J Hobbs 3
5 31 Speedo Boy (FR) 13 10-12 T J O'Brien Ian Williams 3
6 1 Apple's Shakira (FR) 184 10-5 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 3